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MANCHESTER COUNTY COURT PROTOCOL TO BE FOLLOWED WHEN PROCESSING ALL QB CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE/PERSONAL INJURY CASES AND COUNTY COURT CASE WITH A STATED VALUE OVER 200k

Single Point of contacts on each team: Jordan Gregory- Admin Court Manager Finlay-Jade Mulready- QB Listing Paul Greenhalgh- QB Issue/Corres Warwick Smith- QB Orders   All QB clinical negligence and personal injury cases will be allocated on issue to one of the six Specialist District Judges: –   District Judge Hovington District Judge Moss District […]

 

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Digital badge launches on same day legal sector transparency rules take effect

A new digital badge that responds to the public’s demand for better information on the protections people get from using a regulated law firm has been launched by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The badge, which has been widely requested by many firms, is part of wider reforms designed to help the public make more […]

 

RMS retains Manchester Legal Awards brief for 10th year

ALTRINCHAM agency RMS has been retained for the 10th consecutive year by the Manchester Law Society to handle all marketing activity associated with the Manchester Legal Awards. The team at RMS helped launch the awards a decade ago and has been responsible for creating fresh branding for all subsequent years, culminating in a ‘gold fest’ […]

 

WOMEN RETURNERS PROGRAMME

The Law Society is partnering with Women Returners and 20 legal employers to develop and deliver a new cross-company returnship programme, with support from the UK Government Equalities Office Returners Fund. The programme will run for 6 months and placements will be available in Manchester, Leeds and surrounding areas. The programme is targeted at experienced legal […]

 

SRA REMINDS SOLICITORS TO AHERE TO THEIR LITIGATION OBLIGATIONS

SRA reminds solicitors to adhere to their litigation obligations  Solicitors have been reminded to adhere to all their professional obligations when engaged in litigation, and not to become “hired guns” just carrying out instructions that are in the best interests of clients. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has refreshed its Balancing Duties in Litigation paper, […]

 

Calling all Probate Practitioners

With effect from the 27th November, HMCTS Probate will be changing the way that legal practitioners can lodge applications for Probate. By way of a statutory instrument, practitioners will no longer be required to submit an oath in support of their application but instead will be required to submit a statement of truth signed by […]

 

Look after others – tips for good mental health and well-being at work

 

Remembering Manchester Solicitors who gave their lives in WWI

This month the world commemorates 100 years since the end of WWI. During the conflict there were 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.  Julia Baskerville looks at the role of Manchester solicitors and clerks in the conflict… I first wrote this article in 2014, but […]

 

SOLICITOR JUDGES – BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIER

The lack of solicitors being appointed to the judiciary, and the reasons behind this, is the talking point of the Law Society’s Solicitor Judges Division seminar this autumn. Join our panel of judges and director of JUSTICE, Andrea Coomber, in discussing the barriers within the recruitment process, why they think this is happening and the […]